In July 2020 we had the privilege to host Sharo Fest - a Bulgarian charity dog awareness event. We were overwhelmed by the positive response received from everyone involved and the way the whole festival rolled out! We made friends and portraits with 27 dogs over the course of 2 days, gathered enough donations to secure the food of a local dog rescue for a month and connected with hundreds of genuine human beings! On top of this, one of the regional TV channels made a 13 minute report for the festival, which was broadcasted every day for a month, making sure all potential sponsors hear about us and now the acorn has grown into a tree – Sharo Fest 2021 will be a nation-wide treat catching event, raising awareness and funds for abandoned and mistreated dogs (which is a HUGE topic in Bulgaria – for this we will soon have a separate post on our website, as it is not something that can be explained in brief).
And this is how it all happened:
#maskup, board a plane, then
call up the gang and start designing the poster!
Our Special THANKS goes to:
Stanislava & Mario for agreeing Mecho 🇧🇬 the Gentle Bulgarian Giant to become the face of our cause
Sean & Netty for giving us their consent to feature Barrie on the main poster
Maica for agreeing to have one of her handsome triplets Pablo, shine for us
and last but not least: Lora and Vulric for supporting us all the way!
Our friends at FANATIC.BG took care of the large format vinyl printing & all merchandise for which we're forever grateful:
... and the stickers and charity merchandise followed:
Once some 200 posters, 2000 stickers and 50 t-shirts were made...
... it was time to get started with setting up the venue:
In a galaxy far, far away... Someone had to setup the lights!
Once we had that in place, it was show time!
And out of the blue, we were on TV!
... after which 2 days of sheer havoc followed!!!
The exterior of the venue was set as a mini exhibition:
...and YES, we were proud of it!😁
Our life-long friend and veterinary doctor of the festival Dr. Yadkov:
Dad Philip was the main force behind the charity merchandise:
It was FANTASTIC and we can’t wait to do it again!
16 hour photoshoot in 2 days 🎬
913 successful shots 📸
100GB video footage 🎥
27 four pawed friends 🐶
Hundreds of genuine hoomans
96 bottles of water 💦
Tons of treats 🍪🧀
Pizza, lots of pizza 🍕... and ice cream🍦🤣
And one promise: There will be SHARO FEST 2021! 🐶📸🍪🇧🇬
... and 2 weeks later guess who paid us a visit? None other but @mecho.the.bear himself!
On his way from London to L.A. - like the STAR he really is!
(this time for real)